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CSPAN
Dec 8, 2013 5:45pm EST
down. he is going to propose a number of tax cuts or tax preferences as well as spending increases to try to do that and that may exacerbate the short-term but then he pivoted which i think is important to talk about the structural deficit. and that is what threatens the state. it's not the ice that is above the water. it's the ice that is below the water. it's not the debt on the balance sheet, it is what is off the balance sheet that disrupts the future and he talked about three things, he talked about freezing a portion of discretionary spending, less than 20% of the federal budget for three years. three years is better than one book, and you know, frankly it is a modest first step especially since discretionary spending has increased 20% plus over the last two years in the second we talked about supporting the pedro rule the senate might be voting on right now. there's lots of holes big enough to drive a truck through and on the other hand it does provide some come strains that otherwise wouldn't be there so i think it is a modest step forward. third and most important he came
FOX Business
Dec 9, 2013 1:00pm EST
listing means for the exchange. lori: big tax fighting back, some of the sector's biggest names callin: on washington to b government surveillance. their plan straightahead but first time for stocks now, let's head to the floor the new york stock exchange with nicole petallides. stocking sendin extending fridag jobs inspired jump. nicole: that is) jobs inspired jump, without enough to push us over the unchanged line for the week but we did have a nice gain on friday, 200 planes worth. today adding 19 points, that pales in comparison but still end up arrow nonetheless. at least has been kept to the upside up about one-tenth of 1% to a quarter of a percent. it is worth watching the s&p, it is up nearly 27% this year, which is the best year we have seen since late 1998. we have a big deal today. talking about the food company, u.s. foods reached a deal to merge. the total enterprise of the transaction everything included is actually over $8 billion. up 11.5%. back to you. adam: so, deal or no deal. negotiators in the house and senate work to hammer out a budget deal before the house leave
CNBC
Dec 9, 2013 6:00am EST
which is trying to make a big stink about this suggesting that they wouldn't, for example, allow tax cuts or other types of things for certain companies and not others, right? this is whether we should have tax cuts. >> this happens all the time. totally incestuous between public and private constantly. look at places like illinois now where any company that stays is getting some kind of a deal except probably the small ones. >> except the small ones. any company of any size is getting a deal. >> maybe the rolls should be across the board nothing? >> no. >> a friend of mine, joannea kagan. >> didn't bob kraft do it in foxborough? >> i don't know enough. >>> let's talk about the next story. if you work on wall street and are considering growing a beard, an article in "the new york times" says that while beards are in fashion right now, that is not the case in the finance industry. i guess it's okay in fashion, it's okay in design. a lot of different areas if you're a helpster but in the fashion world, gentleman, the argument goes it looks like you have something to hide. >> you could
CSPAN
Dec 4, 2013 8:00pm EST
an employer mandate penalty or a tax. a critical issue is the definition of employee but equally important is the issue of which and how many employees are it should be to to the business. the answer may be simple for one business with a single owner however when an individual shares ownership of multiple entities or when a business has multiple owners the answer is less clear. today we will examine the process of determining whether businesses are considered single or multiple entities under the health care law, which requires business owners to aggregate employees and could subject the business to the obamacare employer mandate. according to the national federation of independent business, 39% of small businesses with 20 or more employees on at least 10% of one or more other businesses. to determine if the threshold of 50 or more employees has been met with the situations the health care law utilizes the internal revenue service code, controlled group business aggregation rules which are complex and confusing even for most experts. some experts have suggested that most small business own
CSPAN
Dec 6, 2013 10:00am EST
fleur, commissioner moeller and clark, welcome, happy holidays. i have one question on the tax credit and start with you in the sugar. as you know the next ten years some wind turbine orders will get tax credit hours for every hour they run. this tax credit was designed to kickstart renewables. and yes yet, it lives on the spe way and being a major part of the grid. at least 12% in my state of texas capacity. but some markets have seen prices as low as negative $41 per megawatt hour as operators get the credit and run whether that power is needed or not. granted that is an extreme example, but they can settle a lawsuit taxpayers make them whole. that moves markets back home on the new power construction in texas that public utility commission chairwoman nelson has said and this is a quote for the market distortion is caused by the renewable energy incentives one of the primary causes this distortion makes it difficult for other generation types to cover the cost and discourages investment in the new generati generation. and while the ptc isn't the only driver of the market distortion, it is a s
CSPAN
Dec 7, 2013 2:00pm EST
used for qualified planned rules are overly complex and understood only by a limited number of tax professionals. a small business can not apply to them without professional help. it is a small set of professionals that deal with these rules and these rules are only going to apply to businesses for a few years. for that reason, facts and circumstances -- based on who controls day-to-day business is a much more logical rule in the statute or committee reports could list characteristics of management control and taxpayers would be able to make a judgment. -- a judgment as to whether they did --what constitutes what constitutes the employer for purposes. >> thank you, ms. walker. i would like to yield to the ranking member to introduce our last member. >> it is my pleasure to -- she serves at the hub for international insurance services. she provides compliance and consulting services regarding health plans and other employee benefits. regarding health plans and other employee benefits. in insurance by business insurance and was selected as one of the 25 most influential businesswomen
CSPAN
Dec 5, 2013 12:00am EST
-time or full-time equivalent employees. to offer health insurance or pay an employer mandate penalty for tax. a critical issue is the definition of employee. but equally important is the issue of which and how many employees are attributed to the business. the answer may be simple for one business with a single owner. however, when an individual share ownership with multiple entity, or when a business has multiple owners, the answer is less clear. today we will exam the process of determining whether businesses are considered single or multiple entities under the health care law. which requires business owners to aggravate employees and could subject a business to the bureaucracy employer mandate. according to the national federation of independent business, 39% of small businesses 20 or more employees own at least 10% of one or more other businesses. to determine if the threshold of 50 or more employees has been met in these situations, the health care law utilizes the internal revenue service code controlled group businessing a gracious rules. which are complex and confusing even for most
CSPAN
Dec 3, 2013 10:00am EST
by some now is not the time to raise taxes, yet the house budget cannot produce spending bills from the appropriations committee that can actually pass on the house floor. in some cases, they appear to not even be able to pass from subcommittee. all the while we're looking at a sea of unmet needs and face a floundering economy. there is one area that can help break the logjam, not solve all our problems, certainly, but help us significantly along the way. congress should address the critical needs of our nation's infrastructure deficit. roads, bridges, transit systems are all increasingly at risk. we are facing an inadequate state of repair, construction of new facilities are on hold and we are losing ground in meeting our own needs, let alone the challenges of global competition. yet, this challenge is an opportunity for some potential progress. we know what to do to meet this challenge. we can write a new transportation bill that will meet today's needs. it just needs more money. there is a vast coalition that supports additional resources for infrastructure. the so-called special
CSPAN
Dec 5, 2013 3:00pm EST
also look at closing special interest tax breaks to make sure that everybody is participating in trying to replace the sequester. we all know that the sequester is hurting the economy. the congressional budget office says it will result in 800,000 fewer jobs by this time next year, so we have to fix it, and we have to fix it in a balanced way. you have seen the reports and a lot of you have written about this. the proposals republicans have put forward as part of this income,go after middle middle-class taxpayers, and leave the highfliers alone. do they propose to do, for example? federalpose to go after peoplees, hard-working who have already taken it on the chin in terms of furloughs, the government shutdown and the sequester. want to, apparently, close a single loophole for private corporate jets, but they want to say to the traveling public, you should pay a higher airline passenger fee. we are not saying you cannot consider user fees. we find it odd that they would say they want to use airline passenger fees but not close pirate -- private corporate jet loopholes. at the same time
CSPAN
Dec 5, 2013 2:00am EST
-- have done in the past in pension and tax and mechanics. can you sort of help explain some of the healthcamechanics a they're different. >> i may yield some of this question to ms. walker. the mechanics are different simply because employers have not done this in the past unless they've offered their retirement plan. in many cases unless they're operating under a safe harbor they may not have done the analysis. in terms of what we're seeing in actual real life, i know there's been discussion of jobs creation and whether employers are hiring or not hiring. i would caution you on the statistics that you hear and answers to surveys. because i know that many of our clients will not answer that question because they have seen the fallout in the industry, whether it's restaurants or other industries, from answering and addressing questions like that. so i don't believe that you're getting a complete picture. >> mr. chairman, one day that might be a complete different hearing. because we had that happen once in arizona where some voluntary surveys that were filled out turned out t
MSNBC
Dec 3, 2013 8:00am PST
. >> any plans to do anything to step up the collection of property taxes to bring in more revenue to the city? >> property taxes are being collected as we speak. i think it's a misnomer, because some of the numbers that i see are numbers that go back to 2009 when i first came into office where it was said there's 100 to $150 million of uncollected taxes. you go back 10 years ago using the same numbers, it's not realistic. number one, a lot of those people are businesses that are no longer here. we need the number as it relates to taxes. the same thing holds true for empty houses. i see the number constantly at 78,000. that's not a right number. it's a moving number on a monthly basis but it's not near to 78,000. >> when you say -- >> that was detroit mayor dave bing speaking on the ruling moments ago that detroit can file chapter 9 bankruptcy. he'll be joining us later this hour. but first "twelve days of christmas" and
MSNBC
Dec 5, 2013 3:00am PST
'll implement any of the policies he's talked about, raising the minimum wage, whether he's going to limit tax breaks for the rich, that, of course, is policy will be a lot harder for him to actually do. >> but he had to do that. you had a report coming out showing that income disparity had gotten much worse since 2009 and shows that this is not just a republican issue or a democratic issue, it's an ongoing crisis. >> social mobility is a concern. social mobility in america is lower than in europe. is that the way americans think of themselves they have lower social mobility than in the country you threw over and threw off because we had -- i don't think it feels that -- that's not what americans feel. >> it's counter intuitive. i grew up hearing british people and french people coming to this country, we're coming here because we feel we're so chained down by class structure and all of these obstacles. in america you can come here and be anything you want to be. that's what i heard. >> it's harder. >> it's getting harder. >> i do think that's a problem. it's also the whole discussion about mi
MSNBC
Dec 5, 2013 8:00am PST
on taxing some down. >> why do you think republicans seem so fixated on the government reliance narrative and this tax and spend. this tax and spend phrase that they of the to use over and over again? >> that's the only message that they've been able to promote, and i think a lot of the republican message has been similar to mitt romney's 47% comments and it's a problem for republicans because they spend the majority of the time since the 2012 elections trying to cut food stamps and we also know they oppose a minimum wage hike with respect to sequestration and they expressed concerns over the cuts and they've disproportionately impacted on those relying on headstart and meals on wheels and the rnc had come up with the 2012 autopsy report and it urged republicans to reach out to the poor and not simply be the party of the wealthiest americans and come up with policies that would actually lift americans out of poverty and they continued to push this anti-obama agenda and that's why they're reframing the debate around the economy because they know that's a winning issue for them and republic
MSNBC
Dec 9, 2013 2:00pm PST
to say, we are sorry, and sick and tired about a house of representatives that wants to give more tax breaks to millionaires and billionaires at the same time as the middle class disappears and we have more people living in poverty than any time in american history. so you asked me, ed, can we pass a minimum wage. if millions of americans -- and by the way, the polls are overwhelming. >> overwhelming. >> in favor of raising the minimum wage. if we make our republican colleagues an offer they can't refuse, and that is they ain't going to stay in congress unless they raise the minimum wage, unless they give us a jobs program. you know, we have youth unemployment today at around 20%. an entire generation not getting out into careers, earning a living. we have got to create millions of jobs, and we have got to pass legislation to protect the long-term unemployed. >> senator, what i'm hearing, the budget deal could not be good. that the republicans are holding the line, you're on the budget conference committee. will you allow unemployment benefits to expire? how heated is this going to be
CSPAN
Dec 5, 2013 12:00am EST
prominent, taxes were slashed for the wealthiest, while investments in things that make us all richer, like schools and infrastructure, were allowed to wither. and for a certain period of time, we could ignore this weakening economic foundation, in part because more families were relying on two earners as women entered the workforce. we took on more debt financed by a juiced-up housing market. but when the music stopped, and the crisis hit, millions of families were stripped of whatever cushion they had left. and the result is an economy that's become profoundly unequal, and families that are more insecure. i'll just give you a few statistics. since 1979, when i graduated from high school, our productivity is up by more than 90%, but the income of the typical family has increased by less than 8%. since 1979, our economy has more than doubled in size, but most of that growth has flowed to a fortunate few. the top 10% no longer takes in one-third of our income -- it now takes half. whereas in the past, the average ceo made about 20 to 30 times the income of the average worker, today's ceo now
FOX Business
Dec 2, 2013 1:00pm EST
court is refusing to hear appeals from two major online retailers against new york state's sales tax law. amazon and overstock.com challenged the law requiring collection of the taxes in states where they have no physical presence. states reportedly lose $23 billion a year in uncollected sales taxes from online retailers. >>> u.s. manufacturing grew last month at the fastest pace since april of 2011. that is according to the ism index. manufacturing rose in november to 57.3. that is up from 56.4. that is the reading for october. and highest reading in 2 1/2 years just clocked in. >>> dow chemical is weighing options to sell most of its chlorine operations its oldest business as part after plan to sell assets worth 3 to $4 billion. dow is moving away from chemical production, to focus on electronics, packaging and agriculture. that is the latest from "fox biz." adam: bill ackman may be disengaging from the media but is he actually going away? charlie gasparino joins us looking like spock from the alternate universe in that episode from "star trek" with the pointy ears. what is with the be
MSNBC
Dec 9, 2013 3:00am PST
talk about, tax, regulations. so talk about what you're hearing on the hill, what you're hearing at the white house. is there a chance to pass minimum wage nationally even through the senate? >> the minimum wage talk -- you hear that much more to the side than the unemployment insurance. steve and his chart noted minimum wage hiked in bush years 2007 the country had not gone through a recession and things were looking good. it took a huge amount of capital from the senators. ted kennedy keys speech pushed the bill over the top. i don't hear much talk or optimism that we're going to get a hike to $10.10. in fact you hear more skepticism about that. with respect to unemployment insurance, you're starting to see the debate heat up in part because it comes at a cruel time. it would be right after christmas, december 28th. you have about 1.3 million people losing benefits. the question is how do you pay for it. right now the cost is about $25 billion so these budget negotiations that are happening right now they are trying to figure out if they can find money to pay for that $25 billi
CSPAN
Dec 3, 2013 2:00am EST
going is we are very dependent on property taxes. beyond the cost sharing dollars, everything else is robert e taxes. those are not growing anymore. they are forced to find ways to save money and to work together. i think the folks who believe this are looking at how do you support education? it is going to drive education. >> as far as funding in education, doesn't look like it is going to be flat, down, up? >> it's a little early to tell. this has been the slowest recovery from a recession in the post-world war ii era. to folks in washington seem put the brakes on the economy every six months or so, so they are not helpful with respect to real growth in the economy. i think americans will put more money in education when it is doing better. havenk they are going to bigger pressures. legalf course you have reform. education fornd every child. allowed for the growth education, overseeing kids in% of the districts they would already be attending. that is a solution. >> inc. you, governor. i am a senior adviser to the education foundation. you imply we know what works, at there seems
FOX News
Dec 5, 2013 6:00am PST
and economic freedom. policies can be put in place, growth policies, tax cuts, corporate taxes being cut to get that growth going so everybody has an equal shot at prosperity. martha: let's take a look at some of these numbers. just verbally -- 1 per when asked what's the most important issue to you? 1% of the 18-29-year-olds thought that was important. jobs, unemployment rate, 7.3%. we note labor participation rate is historically low and continues to be so. americans on disability up three times since 1983. we throw more money at education, doug, than we have ever in the history of this country and we have seen what's happening to our test scores. i think the president is getting at the middle class. improving the state of the middle class. but i don't know raising the minimum wage and increasing early childhood education is the ticket. >> i think those are good things to do. i'm a democrat. but the issue is what monica came to at the end of her brief presentation. the answer is growing an economy to give everyone a chance to get ahead. the american people are angry there is no real chance to
CSPAN
Dec 4, 2013 10:00am EST
decline. the gas tax has not been increased since the clinton administration 20 years ago. the future prospects are even worse. demands are increasing and deferred maintenance takes its toll while we watch the bottom fall out of the highway trust fund. we've seen a slowdown in revenue due to the near collapse of the economy, a shift in driving patterns while people, especially young people, drive less and improved fuel efficiency. it's scheduled to improve -- further reduce gascon sumpings dramatically with -- reduce gas consumption dramatically with plug in hybrid vehicles. it's time for congress to act. we've seen our partners at the state level increase transportation level in 13 states, but they need congress to act to maintain that partnership. there's a large coalition that stands ready to support congress. the u.s. chamber, the national afl-cio, building trades, trucking industry, numerous associations of small and medium-sized businesses, local chambers of commerce, local government, professional organizations, bicyclists,. the coalition is broad and persuasive, requesting con
CSPAN
Dec 5, 2013 4:00am EST
are that in recent years the gap between the premiums into payroll taxes going in is $300 billion. >> that is a cash flow deficit. we get 10,000 beneficiaries every day and the absence of general reform that allow people to get the care that they need and deserve and abby slover cost growth it will fall under its own financial weight. >> for the secretary to affirm, $500 billion that isn't really chump change in the big picture of health care costs. i am getting comments from constituents in the district who medicare advantage folks now their benefits are being reduced. they are losing access to their preferred physicians. this is under the current system now. my question is how much worse can this get for my seniors who opt out for medicare advantage? again if the strategy for controlling costs is a traditional one of just cutting the provider members and whether its doctors, hospitals, it will backfire. that approach without reform that gives you the prevention and coordination and the better care congress ends up having to put the money back in because you haven't solved the problem. to not put t
CSPAN
Dec 5, 2013 9:00pm EST
and get our economy moving again. he talked about three things. expand access, provide refundable tax cut its, and extend unemployment benefits. at was the way to get us back on track. today, we will hear from a panel who will explain unemployment insurance and families and the american economy and why it's imperative for this congress to move and act before the year ends. thank you, madam leader. >> we are going to go to introduction of the witnesses. i'm going to start with ms. was come into has been executive director of the law project since january 2, 2008. she has worked at the afl-cio, she is focused on minimum wage, living wage, pay equity for women. many issues we are pursuing around this country through our membership. we want to introduce each of the witnesses first or do we want to have them testify one at a time? >> we would ask you to make your statement brief so we can get to all the witnesses. >> we really appreciate the committee holding this important hearing today on what is an urgent matter for millions of americans. who will lose their unemployment benefits over the h
CSPAN
Dec 7, 2013 9:00pm EST
, you must implement. near to date has been through a tax cap. a lot of other budget cuts. the things that teachers actually need to do, work together, use the standard as a guideline on a straitjacket, have curriculum, method not happen. in a couple places it did, in a lot of places it did not. the big mistake that both the federal government made and other people, -- king would say to you, i was sick and tired of telling people what to do and then not doing it. that is not your job to tell people what to do. your job is to help navigate people through this again actual ship. consequently, lester new york, there were in elementary schools these tests. a lot of people were not prepared. john king in and meryl tisch said the test results would be 30% less net's year than this year. the question is, how did they actually know the exact number? it creates teachers draft. you can actually figure out what the cut scores were and how to align it. between the lack of preparation for teachers, the lack of communication with parents, and the sense that you are using the data, using the kids' d
MSNBC
Dec 3, 2013 10:00pm PST
insurance at a reasonable cost through choice and competition on this marketplace, and tax credits that you may be eligible for, that can save you hundreds of dollars in premium costs every month, potentially. more problems may pop up. as they always do when you're launching something new. and when they do, we'll fix those, too. but what we also know is that after just the first month despite all the problems in the rollout, about half a million people across the country are poised to gain health care coverage through marketplaces and medicaid beginning on january 1st, some for the very first time. we know that, half a million people. and that number is increasing after day. and it is going to keep growing and growing and growing. >> the president told congressional republicans to give up their campaign to repeal the affordable care act. >> now, we may never satisfy the law's opponents, i think that's fair to say. some of them are rooting for this law to fail. it's not my opinion, by the way. they say it pretty explicitly. some have already convinced themselves the law has failed regardless
CNN
Dec 7, 2013 11:00am PST
argue automation has hollowed out much of the middle class as well because many tax prepares, people like that, you don't need them anymore because you can use your computer to do it. now we're moving into the low wage sector and that's a sector that had been growing. this month, not as much. good news as we got better jobs this month. >> 203,000 jobs created. unemployment rate, the best it's been since november 2008. and you're on track really here for 2 million jobs, you know, 2 million jobs this year. that's not bad. in fact, it's the best we've seen since 2005. also, you know, car sales were good, too. if you're confident enough to buy a car that tells me the economy is turning. >> i think it's a turning point for people who have -- who have a job or are nearly unemployed. nothing has changed for people unemployed here. >> no, it hasn't. they have a much lower confidence in the economy. they're feeling left behind. and they are left behind. >> you're seeing the low wage paycheck to paycheck worker is holding back. somebody who has a job, savings, not under water, they're starting
CSPAN
Dec 5, 2013 11:00pm EST
the entire financial system or leave taxpayers at risk. dodd-frank prohibits the use of tax dollars. useequires that we will and the tools that the law provides. the largest financial companies have already submitted living wills or blueprints for how to unwind firms if they fail. regulators will require firms to rework these plans if they are not credible. if firms are not able to provide a credible plan, regulators can impose remedies, including requiring firms to divest or realign their businesses. -- realtors have ade clear -- and they are continuing to develop strategies and guidance for resolving major institutions with minimum disruption to the financial system. there is still more work to do, particularly to make sure that international rules mess with our own sins, as we know too well, financial crises do not respect national borders. while we will not know how well these tools work for certain until they are tested by a true crisis, several things are clear. dodd-frank ended too big to fail as a matter of law. tough rules are now in place to make sure that banks have the c
FOX News
Dec 4, 2013 10:00am PST
language we have heard yet. mr. cheney called the tax one of the dumbest ideas i heard. i feel strongly about it and i am walking a round proof of how great and innovative our health care system has been and i can't imagine anything worse. it is an example of ill conceived parts of the program are. in the decades battling heart disease. he's had two pacemakers and a stint. >> those innovations kept him alive and especially when he goes back to age 35 with heart issues. robert gibbes said someone has to go for the botched roll out. >> we are{you should someone be fired and if so why? 140 characters or less. tweet at bill hemmer. >> and to me at alisyn camerota. we'll read those later. >> and the release of the terrible 911 calls from sandy hook massacre nearly one year ago. >> incredible video, the police officer in a fight of his life with a man who turned out to be a murder suspect. >> battle over obama care. and how will this impact the 2014 midterm election. >> my message is going back. that seems to be the alternative that obama care critecs have. go back to the status quo. they hav
MSNBC
Dec 4, 2013 12:00am PST
revenue sharing. >> meaning the state would take the taxes collected from all over the state and it would go back out -- >> yeah, parse it out. one was because of the detroit losing population. most of it, $44 million, what was a state la that went into effect in 2012 just before the city ran out of cash. >> they pass a bill that takes $47 million out of the ledger of detroit, and detroit files for bankruptcy. >> then the emergency manager appointed by the governor, who is virtually a dictator, did the bankruptcy filing. it was the governor's agent. >> the judge said there is not enough evidence to say the fix was in, what was your opinion of -- when people look at detroit, they say classic story of big government gone awry. too many employees and pensions, why did detroit go bankrupt? >> the numbers just don't depict that. we took a good look at the numbers, the great reception drove unemployment up to 30%. it was a devastating event. since the great depression, they cut their budget by 38%. >> so they are spending 38% less? >> yes. the number of employees per capita in detroit, there is
CSPAN
Dec 2, 2013 2:00pm EST
will push a lot of this is that we're very dependent on property taxes in connecticut to support education. so beyond the education cost sharing dollars that the state distributes, everything else is basically tried to local property taxes. well, those base aren't growing anymore. so seem are actually being force -- so people are actually being forced to find ways to save money and to work together. and i think the folks that will lead this discussion are actually in the communities right now looking at how do you continue to support education when you're ground list isn't growing? it's going to drive some innovation. >> and as far as funding for education in connecticut, over say the next five years, does it look like it's going to be flat? it's going to be down? is it going to be up? >> i think that it's a little early to tell. you know, this has been the slowest recovery from a recession in the post-world war ii era. and i'm visiting you here in washington, but the folks in washington seem to put the brakes on the economy every six months or so, right? or even more often than that. so,
Al Jazeera America
Dec 1, 2013 8:00pm EST
. the 6-month open enrolment began on october the 1st. people that do not buy insurance are subject to tax penalties. >> violent protests intensify in ukraine's capital. it began last week to support a trade agreement. protesters are demanding the ukrainian president step down. [ chants ] >> the pro-europe protesters used sheer force of numbers to break their way back into independence square in defines of a court order, banning demonstrations in the area. there are calls for the resignation of viktor yanukovych, they are growing stronger after his decision not to sign up to a free trade pact with the european union, buckling to pressure fro moscow. >> he said he would do everything he could. it failed to apiece the protesters. >> translation: people came out to say no to the government. this government is illegal. this government does not respect human dignity or the people of ukraine. >> translation: what happened here is a revolution. i was here that night. i heard the screams. it sounded like the oppressors are were killing the people. i will stay here until the end. >> so the pro-euro
CSPAN
Dec 8, 2013 1:00am EST
on property taxes. beyond the cost sharing dollars, everything else is robert e -- is tied to local property taxes. those are not growing anymore. they are forced to find ways to save money and to work together. i think the folks that will lead are looking at how do you support education? it is going to drive education. >> as far as funding in education, doesn't look like it is going to be flat, down, up? >> it's a little early to tell. this has been the slowest recovery from a recession in the post-world war ii era. the folks in washington seem to put the brakes on the economy every six months or so, so they are not helpful with respect to real growth in the economy. i think americans will put more money in education when it is doing better. or when they confront the fact that the funding education is actually hurting. i think they are going to have bigger pressures. then of course you have legal requirements within an constitutional requirements within states. we guarantee and education for -- we guarantee and education for every child. they have allowed for the growth of super education,
MSNBC
Dec 4, 2013 11:00pm PST
repealing the act is imposing a $1200 tax on seniors by reopening the doughnut hole. so when they talk about repeal, what they're talking about is hitting the middle class and seniors in their pocketbooks. they're talking about a new surcharge on young people who will no longer be able to stay on their parents' insurance plans. we've been on defense. we're going on offense. we want to focus on the success of this program while republicans focus on its demise. they want to go back to a system where health insurance companies had free rein over people's health care. >> i want to leave it to your website to explain the doughnut hole. the majority of americans plan to sign up for insurance rather than pay the fine. however, there's a strong partisan break down. 80% of uninsured democrats say they plan to sign up. among republican, look at these numbers. just 46% say they're going to get insured versus 45% who say they're going to pay the fine. they're listening to their party telling them don't sign up. why are republicans not playing ball here? the regular people? >> that's now, chris. we'll se
MSNBC
Dec 7, 2013 5:00am PST
example. a majority of voters think we should raise taxes on the wealthy to support the middle class and spur job creation. >> that is a part of this economic populism. it's what they're about. they're about 1% status quo. >> what warren is getting at and the subdebates is she sent this letter out challenging the six big banks, disclose all of yourks who are you funding think-tank wise? they haven't done that t. leaders of third way i think they said les than 1% of our funding comes from wall street. but what they were also left opened was the possibility that a lot of money comes from people who make their money on wall street. it's not directly coming. it is still in a way wall street money. >> what strikes me about the internal democratic debate versus the internal republican debate in washington is that the dewitt on the left seems much more substantive, right? there are genuine disagreements over policy that are taking place and shaping this debate. in walling, at least, it's more about tactics and strategy and how aggressive. they're shut down, for example. that wasn't a policy
MSNBC
Dec 9, 2013 9:00am PST
that conversation is precisely because one side of the aisle cannot agree on anything other than keep taxes low and somehow trickle down economics are going to solve all our problem. in that way the president's speech is incredibly forceful, spoken in an empty room. i don't know that the people that need to listen to it are even listening or responding. >> they aren't listening. one, because they don't like the message. two, they don't like the messenger. you said something important epa folks need to hear again, the president's speech about income inquagt quality, this is something the president has been talking about since before he was president. this is consistent. i think what's changed now is the country has moved to a place where now they are ready to hear this message and want something done about it. the only problem is the other side. >> on that skeptical note we'll take a break. president obama is headlining a group of former u.s. presidents, dignitaries and heads of states who will attend tomorrow's memorial for nelson mandela while senator ted cruz is headlining a group of two doze
CSPAN
Dec 4, 2013 9:00pm EST
that were included in the ryan budget but the republicans wanted to give tax breaks to millionaires. a couple of questions. the implication by my colleague, dr. burgess was changes that would eliminate and narrow networks are caused by the affordable care act. and i'm just wondering in your research, i know with part d it's important to check every year to make sure that the formulary is the same. with medicare advantage, aren't changes likely in the network or something prior to the affordable care act as well? >> yes, i think there is a lot of volitility in this private marketplace swems in the part d marketplace. so every year we are very clear with beneficiaries if they have a part d plan they need to check that coverage because the formularies change every year and provider networks change every year. and it not just the plan that drives changes, providers also decide to leave the network or to no longer be involved. >> but this is not new? >> no, this is an inherent part of the medicare plan that was around in the mid 190eu's and before. this is an ongoing issue, this instabil
CSPAN
Dec 7, 2013 7:00am EST
the one that best represents you. we take a look at tax rates. it is congress that appears to allow a certain batch of temporary tax breaks to last at the end of 2013. ray from oklahoma city oklahoma, you are up next. are you there? good morning, you are on. i was calling about -- our man is going to make mistakes. the problem with the world, it does not have anything to do with obama. we have taken god out of everything he is doing. the next thing, minimum wage. i talked to a lot of people atut minimum wage at 7:25 -- $7.25 an hour. people say if you raise minimum wage, the influence will go up. everything else is already going up except minimum wage. years taken almost four to get it to seven dollars $.25. i am 61 years old, i am retired, and i have four kids. i have kids working for memo wage. they got student loans to pay back. journal"ll street talking about unemployment benefits in several stories, set to expire on september 28. several democrats are pushing for a vote to extend the benefits. house democrats propose renewing the program for $25 billion but have no way to offse
CSPAN
Dec 8, 2013 1:05pm EST
to provide refundable tax credits and extend unemployment benefits. today we hear from a panel who will explain exactly how unemployment insurance benefits families and the american economy and why it is imperative for this congress to move and act before the year ends. thank you, madam leader. >> we'll go to introduction of the witnesses. mr. laurel and i are going to share. i'll start with ms. owens who has been the executive director of the national employment law project since january of 2008, and she's seen the efforts that that institution oversee the effects of the great recession. she's worked at the afl-cio, focused on minimum wage, living wage hikes, pay equity for women, many issues we're pursuing around this country. ms. owens we welcome you. we want to introduce each witness first or have them testify one at a time? >> okay. we'd ask you to make your statement brief so we can get to all witnesses. >> thank you so much. we appreciate the committee holding this important hearing today on what is an urgent matter for millions of americans who will lose their unemployment
FOX News
Dec 6, 2013 8:00am PST
that. >> i'm grateful that the government promotes giving by giving tax breaks and things but of course there is incentive there. what is so beautiful about this and shocking is that, first of all they didn't have to do it. secondly these are anonymous, this tips for jesus is anonymous on one hand. secondly, they're not getting any breaks for it. there is no tax-exempt status when you're giving to a waiter or waitress. so i think it is beautiful. another thing i think is very interesting is that, in the time of christmas giving and new year's, sometimes we can do just what we feel good about ourselves but when you see this type of giving, you say, it is not just about me feeling good but for the sake of the other person. that takes it to whole new level. jenna: one wonders if the credit card companies accept signature, tips for jesus. >> maybe jesus will pay the bill too, right. jenna: "huffington post" described as a mission to show the world what christian generosity is supposed to look like s that true, christian generosity at work. >> the fact somebody out doesn't do it doesn't mean
CSPAN
Dec 9, 2013 1:50am EST
billions in tax dollars to faith-based centers of right wing political power. or the global gag rule that deprived poor countries of u.s. foreign aid if they offered any information about abortion, even with their own funds. or even with corporate profiteering and privatized wars abroad as well as privatized prison at home. prisons we do not need but state legislatures vote and they are run by corporations, or a higher percentage of the u.s. population in prison as a result than in any other country in the world. ceo's whose salary rose from 30 times that of the average worker before the right-wing backlash took over washington to an average of 8000 times, or an unregulated financial industry that led to worldwide economic meltdown or an even greater polarization of people and nations into rich and poor, or the turning of terrorism from a cause for global unity into a cause for deeper global division. and so, so much more. so each of us is the nail, and each of us can win the battle. thank you. [applause] >> thank you. [cheers] our next speaker has been the top of the ticket the firs
MSNBC
Dec 2, 2013 10:00am PST
that sequester. cuts to special interest tax breaks. we've been denied an opportunity to vote on that just like the comprehensive immigration bill. >> what about iran. president rouhani gave an interview over the weekend basically saying iran has it right and will have the right to enrich uranium. he's pocketing that as something achieved from the negotiations not something decided in the final agreement six months from now. what about congress pushing -- certainly in the senate pushed by menendez, council on foreign relations impose sanctions or at least the threat of sanctions. where do you stand on that? the president is fight it tooth and nail. >> yes, andrea. two things. first of all, you know the expression right tonight rich is not in the agreement. it says you have to have a neutraly agreeable program. i think both would agree right to free speech dnd on being able to veto anything he said, you would not think that was a right to free speech. with respect to additional sanctions, we should be very careful. we need to tread very carefully here. the reason iran is at the table, the reason
MSNBC
Dec 2, 2013 9:00pm PST
expanded to 500,000 people or rolling back the earned income tax credit or pushing the voter suppression law that we're seeing now that's the worst in the country in north carolina, all of that, you see the money imprint and the handprint imprint and the philosophical imprint of either art pope or groups he has backed in such a wrongful way. and that's why we're fighting. >> do you think that people in north carolina broadly understand the connection between that agenda that you just described and the network of discount stores that have made the pope family so wealthy over all these years? do people already know the connection between those policies -- >> no. >> -- and those stores? they don't. >> no. that's why we're doing these informational pickets. now, we hope in this season of christmas and hanukkah, his own conscience -- we've actually asked to meet with him -- that he would change. we have to believe in the possibility of redemption. we've shared with him that it's against our greatest moral values, we've talked about scripture of woe to those who use their wealth and political
PBS
Dec 3, 2013 3:00pm PST
is you are going to be able to a take the tax revenue that comes into the city of detroit and put it back into the services like police, the police department like the fire department and making sure the fire rigs are working when they are called out to a fire and picking up trash and making sure the lighting grid is up and running and working streetlights in the neighborhoods in the city of detroit, so what that is going to do, when you bring down the debt and you bring it, you erase it and you start with that clean slate you will be able to infuse money back into the city of detroit, back into the services and really make detroit a better place to live and that is the bottom line in in story. >> a big day, in the life of your city, detroit. christy mcdonald, we thank you very much. >> thanks, judy. >> >> woodruff: again, the other major developments of the day. president obama touted the benefits of the affordable care act in a bid to shift the focus from problems with healthcare.gov and policy cancellations. vice president biden arrived in japan and rebuked china for imposing an air de
CNBC
Dec 9, 2013 9:00am EST
with over the long-run. it wouldn't close any tax loopholes. those things have proven too partisan for these budget negotiators to tackle. yesterday, in the nfl, the kicker for the denver broncos made a 64-yard field goal. record for the nfl. this is more like a 6-yard field goal. they haven't kicked it yet. i do think they will before congress goes home. it is a minimum achievement for people to cheer about. >> john, it is interesting when you talk about some of the little sticking points here. one is the benefits for the long-term unemployed. that is making up a record percentage of the people in this country who are unemployed. do you get the sense that congress is looking at the jobs report and saying, hey, maybe we shouldn't move the needle on that right now? >> i think that is difficult in part, because when you look at the size of this deal, we are only talking about $90 billion over two years of lifting the sequester caps and replacing them. it is more of a reshuffle. the unemployment extension would cost $25 billion. that is a very large chunk of change to add on to that p
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